Resources: Faculty & Staff


Schedule Library Instruction

Please contact Lavonne Johnson, M.L.S., Public Services Librarian, for an appointment: or 423.775.7228.

Academic Support Center

Learn more about referring your students to ASC services and scheduling services such as exam proctoring by clicking here.

Library Subject Guides

Subject guides contain the best resources for each discipline; databases, catalog searching strategies, and open access resources.  There is a guide for each discipline/major at Bryan College, along with video tutorials on how to use the databases.  Just visit the Library Subject Guides to get started.  


Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines

Get Bryan's Official Model Release Form
Copyright Advisory Office of Columbia University
 Copyright Quick Guide  copyright law for educators; from Columbia University
 Fair Use Checklist to determine whether you should secure copyright permission for use; from Columbia University
 Identifying the Copyright Owner
Association of American Publishers
Association of American University Presses
Writers, Artists, and Their Copyright Holders
Christian Song Search
Model Permissions Letters
U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright Tools and Guidelines for Academic Institutions

Books on Copyright

Copyright, the Complete Guide for Music Educators by Jay Althouse (BC Library call number: 346.7304 A179c)
Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators by Kenneth D. Crews(BC Library call number: Ref 346.7304 C867c 2000) 
Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off by Richard Stimm (e-book)
The Copyright Primer for Librarians and Educators by Janis H. Bruwelheide (e-book)

Links to Resources

Find books (includes e-books)
How to Download E-Books from Ebsco (Web Guide)*
How to Transfer E-Books to Your Mobile Device or E-Reader (Web Guide)*
Find journals by title
Find news resources
Find resources categorized by subject
Recommended links
Book sites

*These guides are created by Milligan College Librarian Gary Daught. Used with permission. Please note that Milligan-specific information appears in these guides. The Bryan College Library subscribes to Ebsco, and Ebsco e-books are embedded in our online catalog.

Citation Guidelines

For quick access to style guidelines, see Guides to Cite It (Turabian, APA, MLA, Chicago) or Citing Sources. The OWL (Online Writing Lab) from Purdue University offers online handouts covering writing, research, grammar, and MLA and APA style.
For help with properly citing research sources, try EasyBib. You can enter citation elements (title, date, author, etc.) and have them formatted into MLA style for free. APA and Chicago style formatting require a subscription. Citation Builder creates citations for you in APA, MLA, and Chicago CBE/CSE formats. KnightCite is an online citation generator (using APA, MLA, or Chicago style) that allows you to register for a free account so you can save your work.
Disclaimer: Those who choose to use citation generators or free citation services are responsible to ensure that the citations rendered are accurate according to the style manual.

Digital Image Collections

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) - arts, business, education, humanities, math and stats, science and technology, social sciences.
iLumina - sharable, undergraduate teaching materials for chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science; thousands of digital images, objects, videos, entire courses (part of the National Science Digital Library)
Bioscience Education Network (BEN) - portal for over 4,700 reviewed resources covering 77 bioscience topics.
Digital Library for Earth System Education (K-16) - of the National Science Foundation.
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) - portal for geoscience faculty; faculty-contributed materials for the classroom, field and lab.
Library of Congress  - includes a number of collections of documents, audio, video, photos, maps 
Academic Info's Digital Libraries List  - by discipline or subject, a list of digital collections of publications, exhibits, journals, and exhibits.
Digital Collect of the University of Washington 
NY Public Library - Digital Gallery 
Christian ClipArt
Classroom Clipart

Use Other Libraries

Below is a list of other libraries that may have materials available for your use. You will need to check with these libraries to see what policies they have for public access to their materials. 
University of TN at Chattanooga (open to public, including Bryan students)
Chattanooga State Tech. Community College (open to public; plus Bryan students may apply for library card; show Bryan student identification)
Chattanooga Public Library (open to public; library card is free only for city residents; visit their library card page for access for non-residents)
Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland State Community College
Lee University
Roane State Community College
TN Wesleyan College
Jasper Public Library
Bledsoe County Public Library
Worldwide Catalog (Enter your search terms and your zip code to find libraries nearest you that have the materials you seek.)
University of TN at Knoxville (Open to public, including Bryan students)
Knox County Public Library (Open to public; library card is free only for Knox County residents; visit their library card page for access for non-residents)